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Individual Project (BCI) - TFT00057H

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  • Department: Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Jon Swords
  • Credit value: 40 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23
    • See module specification for other years: 2024-25

Module summary

In this module students will research and deliver a substantial final year project around a topic of their own devising. There is no limitation on the project students can pursue as long as it meets university assessment guidelines. Likely projects might include: a formal dissertation on a subject in the creative industries (12000 words); a business plan or proposal (proposal document together with evaluative and contextual essay / report of c. 6000 words); a promotional campaign featuring moving image and other creative outputs, together with a 6000 word evaluative and contextual essay / report; a production project proposal featuring treatment / design and key logistical workflow and finance documents.  

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Spring Term 2022-23 to Summer Term 2022-23

Module aims

This module aims to:

Encourage you to develop in-depth knowledge of a specialist area - or set of practices - in the creative industries

Develop your individual research and project-management skills.

Consolidate the range of learning you have encountered across the degree programme.

Enhance your writing, evaluative, critical analysis and presentational skills in line with professional expectations.

Module learning outcomes

At the end of this module students will be able to:·

Work independently on a substantial project involving the use of appropriate research techniques, practical skills and other methodologies

Identify a topic and formulate appropriate research questions - and/or practical procedures - on the way towards its pursuit and execution.

Understand how to address a specific research question through the deployment of appropriate critical, analytical, creative and/or technical activities and techniques

Situate your project - and determine its potential for innovation - by evaluating existing research or other literature, other forms of precedent or relevant industrial contexts and practices.

Deploy appropriate writing, presentation and other techniques  to the compelling delivery of your research work to appropriate audiences.


Task Length % of module mark
12000 word thesis, or other agreed set of research deliverables
N/A 80
1500 word essay: literature or precedent review
N/A 20

Special assessment rules


Additional assessment information

This project is designed to align to a year long process which begins with the Research Skills for Creative Industries module. Hence formative preparation is built into the year's narrative


Task Length % of module mark
12000 word thesis, or other agreed set of research deliverables
N/A 80
1500 word essay: literature or precedent review
N/A 20

Module feedback

Written and oral feedback will be provided at the summative literature review stage

On-going feedback will be provided via the 6 supervisory sessions and three seminar / scaffolding sessions

Indicative reading

Each individual project will have its own key texts advised by the relevant supervisor

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.